OHM Advisors helped link traffic lights in TDOT's SmartWay project.
OHM Advisors helped TDOT link traffic lights, like at the intersection of 10th Ave S. and Demonbreun St.

TDOT Rural SmartWay - CEI Services


Tennessee Department of Transportation


Nashville, TN

Closed-Circuit TV Technology Enhanced for Improved Traffic Flow and Safety

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) selected OHM Advisors to provide full construction engineering inspection (CEI) services including project administration, construction inspection, testing, and project documentation for this $2.56 million project for its Rural SmartWay. Our team coordinated with TDOT construction and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) staff in all phases of the project.

The TDOT SmartWay system is a network of transportation management centers in the four largest Tennessee cities—Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville—and their combined ITS technologies integrated into the state’s transportation infrastructure to advance safety and mobility, including hundreds of cameras, message signs, roadway detection systems and video detection systems. Also including the TN511 and HELP programs, the SmartWay system provides up-to-date traffic information to motorists to enhance safety and efficiency in their travels. This expansion project constructed five new clusters of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras totaling 21 new CCTV sites, and relocated one existing CCTV site. The project also expanded the video wall system within the Region 1 Transportation Management Center (TMC). 

Our team supervised all field activities and documented progress with Daily Work Reports (DWRs) uploaded to the TDOT Site Manager system, reviewed all contractor submittals (estimates, schedules, shop drawings, etc.) for compliance with contract documents, managed contractor Requests for Information, attended project progress meetings, and maintained organized records for all elements of the project.

Project Highlights: construction engineering, DOT, CCTV, construction inspection, multi-agency coordination, construction documents